Roadmaster Phoenix too many students, greedy?

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by MaximumOverdrive21, Sep 14, 2023.

  1. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    Since the laws were changed last year and you have to go thru a school to get cdl This is going to only get worse. Overcrowding, understaffed, and they can charge high prices.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Werner owns the school. They charge that high price because they know it's better to fulfill the contract than owe $11,000 for breaking the contract. The student doesn't have to go with Werner though, so will owe $11,000 unless the company they choose will reimburse part of the $11,000 back to the student. No company I know of will reimburse that much.
     
  4. REO6205

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    Is there any kind of certification for the instructors? Federal or state licensing? Do they have to have any formal training or a teaching credential?. One of our retired drivers interviewed for an instructor's job in Sacramento and he said they'd take anyone with a CDL and a little patience. There was no real curriculum, no standardization in teaching methods, and very little actual personal instruction if a student was struggling.
    The students watched a lot of videos.
    He didn't take the job. He said for most of the students English was a second language and the communication problems were unbelievable.
    And, so you'll know the guy knew what he was looking at, he has a teaching credential and works part time at the local Community College.
     
  5. Concorde

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    $11k?
    Holy crap, people actually agree to pay that amount to drive a fluffin truck..you didn’t agree on that did you, lol

    I can’t tell you what I’d like to because I will definitely get banned..ugh

    You could have come to South Florida for a college course..paid out of state tuition, lived on the beach for a month, eaten like a king and have scratch leftover to fly first class back home.

    1 month one on one training and you test out..
     
  6. MaximumOverdrive21

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    Well it’s 7500 plus a 4000 “financing fee” , not sure how that works
     
  7. Chinatown

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    How long is the contract with Werner?
     
  8. Concorde

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    What’s it matter, he’s in debt now 11k, twice what it should be..

    I would find a way out of that contract and run away as fast as I could. If they misrepresented the course in any way that’s a start.

    All the debt people are willing to take on and they don’t even know if they’ll last a week in the real world..
     
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  9. Chinatown

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    He doesn't owe the money if he fulfills the contract. Most companies the contract is for 12 months. Drive for 12 months and the debt is paid.
     
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  10. boneebone

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    I paid $3k for truck driving school back in 2000.
     
  11. Broke_and_Hungry

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    In 2000 a Big Mac was $2.39, now $4.99. Based on the cost of insurance for a new authority, I cannot imagine what schools pay.

    I would bet $6,500 would be average for CDL school across the country. OP stated $7,000 plus $4,000 finance charge.
     
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